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RELEASE: Blackhawks agree to extension with Brendan Perlini

Forward signs one-year extension for 2019-20 season with $874,125 AAV

by Chicago Blackhawks Communications Department / Blackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Brendan Perlini on a one-year contract extension that runs through the 2019-20 season ($874,125).

Perlini, 23, was acquired by Chicago, along with forward Dylan Strome, from Arizona on Nov. 25, 2018 in exchange for forward Nick Schmaltz. He totaled 21 points (14G, 7A) with the Blackhawks and Coyotes in 68 games during the 2018-19 season.

Perlini notched 12 goals and three assists in 46 games with Chicago last season. He was named the National Hockey League's Second Star of the Week for the week ending March 17 after sharing the League lead with five goals, including his first career hat trick on March 11 against Arizona. In 199 career NHL games, the forward has recorded 72 points (45G, 27A) with Chicago and Arizona.

Originally selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2014 NHL draft, Perlini spent four seasons (2012-16) in the OHL with the Barrie Colts and Niagara IceDogs. He had season highs with 34 goals, 37 assists and 71 points during the 2013-14 season with Niagara. In 217 career OHL regular-season games, he had 188 points (93G, 95A), adding 25 points (14G, 11A) in 37 postseason games.

Born in Guildford, Great Britain, Perlini played for Team Canada at the 2014 U18 World Junior Championships and World Juniors in 2016. He won a bronze medal in 2014, recording three goals and one assist in seven games.

The Chicago Blackhawks 2019 Training Camp will begin Friday, September 13 with a practice at Fifth Third Arena at 10 a.m. On Sunday, September 15, the Blackhawks will host the annual Training Camp Festival at the United Center with a scrimmage beginning at 11 a.m. Tickets to the 2019 Blackhawks Training Camp Festival, which fans can purchase for $5, and single-game tickets for the team's 2019 preseason and regular season home games at the United Center are currently on sale. All tickets can be purchased by visiting Blackhawks.com.

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